What a fantastic client testimonial this is! We started partnering with this international packaging client last year to recruit a UK Country Manager and an Interim Finance Director. Our values align, they relish the market data and intelligence that we deliver and we have fun along the way. A perfect client! This is what the Group HR Director said about out partnership.
"Last summer, our UK Country Manager submitted his resignation, after 16 years of employment, and a vacancy arose. After an internal meeting on how we would start the search for a new Country Manager we concluded to explore the internet for recruitment agencies. This research yielded several options, including Collingwood. The initial telephone call meeting with Doug Mackay immediately resulted in a pleasant contact, as also the Skype meeting that followed.Doug showed himself being very professional, well prepared with sharp questions, careful and alert. Reason for us to choose Collingwood as a partner in this recruitment process. The same qualities apply for Mark Goldsmith, the consultant responsible for this assignment. Mark managed to activate the process in a short time. He was well able to translate our criteria and wishes into an appealing profile, in which the hard requirements and soft skills were expressed well and attractively. He managed to present a well-fitting long list in a short time from which we could choose suitable candidates. Ultimately, this led to effective result within the time frame that we had drawn up in advance. We are very happy with our new MD for the UK. Mark monitored the process towards us as well as towards the candidates very carefully and made adjustments where necessary. We have never seen a process running so smoothly. Our group operates in various European countries, as well as the USA, Canada and South Africa. Fortunately for us, Collingwood also perform her activities outside the UK. A reliable, effective and pleasant recruitment partner, which we truly can recommend."